Casona Sforza – sheltering luxury with a conscience

Set with a light footprint in the serene landscape of Barra de Colotepec, Casona Sforza presents a unique, vernacular-inspired architecture and a sustainable luxury experience with personalised attention, exclusivity and privacy…

vaulted architecture and design of Casona Sforza overlooking the pool with reflections of the building in the water

Casona Sforza, dreamt up and designed by the entrepreneur Ezequiel Ayarza Sforza and the leading Mexican architect Alberto Kalach, stands out from the crowd with a structure that revalues roots and reflects a commitment to environmental conservation. The structure is a collection of forms with clean lines, asymmetries, arches and vaults that establish a harmony with the landscape of Puerto Escondido. In this location on the Oaxacan coast, where the Colotepec River and the sea converge, comfort and elegance are intertwined with respect for the environment, in an enclave where nature and design collaborate to stimulate the senses.

vaulted brick structure of guestroom with doors opening onto terrace and garden and interior in natural tones and textures

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Among its luminous spaces — with terracotta tones and a terrace with a concentric swimming pool — time passes without urgency in the shelter of cypresses, mangroves and oaks. Using other endemic vegetation species, such as majaguas, tabachines, mesquites and huizaches, as well as the unmistakable cacti of the region, Kalach redefined a landscape project that pays tribute to the unique ecosystem of this latitude. The design incorporates Zisus and Copa de Oro plants along with other shrubs, which provide shade and freshness while defining the different areas and promoting privacy.

aerial view of circular concrete swimming pool set in the sand alongside the arches of the buildings at Casona Sforza

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The eleven suites with their vaulted roofs offer an indulgent haven in a bohemian aesthetic, punctuated with natural textures, furniture and details in tropical woods and a colour scheme built around neutral hues. With three guestroom categories: Junior, Senior and Master, guests enjoys panoramic views and home comforts in all of them. The interior design throughout the property bears witness to artisan crafts from all over the country, including palm lamps from
Jalisco, rugs from Teotitlán del Valle, textiles from the Valley of Oaxaca and hammocks, chairs and curtains from Yucatán. The atmosphere is further enhanced with design details from the Oaxacan sierra, produced by the Pueblo del Sol community transformation workshops.

seating under vaulted ceiling with woven lampshades and wooden furniture looking out over the swimming pool at sunset

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At Pueblo del Sol, potters, ceramists, cabinetmakers, farmers and beekeepers are promoted in the sustainable production initiative whose mission is to build a new reality thanks to the contributions and support of Casona Sforza, which proudly shares with guests the experience of discovering organic agriculture projects focused on coffee, vanilla, cocoa and honey. There are workshops in crafts such as pottery, carpentry, natural cosmetics, bioconstruction and jewelry; or guests can take part in yoga, meditation and healing workshops.

wooden bar stools at brick bar under vaulted ceiling overlooking the pool

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Complementing the hospitality experience, the new culinary offering of Casona Sforza,by the Venezuelan chefs Vanessa Franco and Andrés Trujillo, takes its inspiration from the land and the sea, resulting in an authentic product-based cuisine. By working with farms and cooperatives in and around Puerto Escondido, the chefs and their team confirm an absolute commitment to sustainability, using only the freshest ingredients. In this way, they allow the natural environment
to dictate the preparations for each day. Fish, shellfish, fresh vegetables and homemade bread are fundamental to the menu.

curved edge of the pool echoes the curved shape of the roof at Casona Sforza

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The total immersion in the tranquility of the environment continues with the wellness services, focused on revitalising the body, mind and spirit. Facing the waves of the sea, guests can enjoy experiences such as relaxing massages and reiki sessions. Casona Sforza stimulates the senses through conscious luxury, one that enables a strong bond to be established with a destination and an escape from the tumult of ordinary life, as guests enjoy walks, expeditions and surf lessons, while sighting dolphins, whales and sea turtles.

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